BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
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Since 2002, BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. (and its predecessors) has been the pioneering force in developing Canada’s litigation finance market. We are the only full-service provider of innovation funding solutions for plaintiffs, lawyers and the experts involved in advancing legal claims. The company's goal is to level the litigation playing field and to protect its clients’ rights to full and fair access to justice.

BridgePoint’s reputation and expertise has created opportunities to finance a broader range of legal claims in areas such as employment, trusts and estates, commercial, securities, class action, and mass tort in Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. In The News
Champerty, maintenance and litigation lending

By Amanda Bafaro Concerns over litigation lending have long be rooted in fears of champerty and maintenance; maintenance of an action in exchange for a promise to share in ... Read more

How to recover interest on lawsuit loans

By Amanda Bafaro In the words of Kenny Rogers, know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Not every case will be suitable to argue every issue. Knowing your case and picking ... Read more

Litigation lender search should begin with OTLA-vetted firms

When it comes to finding a responsible settlement lender, a safe starting point for counsel and clients would be to look at firms that have already been evaluated by the ... Read more

The cost of expert reports in personal injury litigation

By Amanda Bafaro When I left law school, I was ill-prepared for what it meant to be a lawyer. I knew I wanted to litigate and was keen to make my mark. At the same time, ... Read more

‘Advances’ on settlement funds and the personal injury lawyer

By Amanda Bafaro for Should personal injury lawyers lend money to their clients? If  you  don’t lend your clients money, is it ok ... Read more

Relationship with responsible litigation lender key in current market

For many accident victims, a loan from a litigation lender may eventually be the only viable solution to the financial hardship they will experience — making it crucial for ... Read more

Solutions for plaintiffs key in evolving litigation finance market

While the litigation finance market has evolved as an asset class in recent years with some favouring higher stakes claims, Toronto-based litigation finance specialists  ... Read more

Door open for recovery of interest on disbursement funding

Ontario personal injury lawyers should consider taking the cautious step of integrating interest recovery as part of their overall disbursement account at settlement — ... Read more

Treatment financing critical when insurance benefits denied

Plaintiff lawyers do not like to see financing costs enter into the settlement equation if they can be avoided — but in the current litigation environment, ... Read more

Transparency, ethics at heart of OTLA policy on litigation lenders

Transparency and ethical conduct are crucial to  BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. , who was supportive of the initiative adopted by the Ontario Trial Lawyers ... Read more

Recent market trends in litigation funding and the impact

In a recent Q & A session with ,  Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of BridgePoint Financial Services , a Toronto-based specialist litigation ... Read more

BridgePoint boosts access to justice

Litigation financing didn’t come naturally to Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of  BridgePoint Financial Services . Coming at the idea from his ... Read more

BICO announces sale of controlling interest to Trebuchet

BICO Risk Management Inc. has announced the sale of a controlling interest in its legal expense insurance business to a consortium led by an affiliate of Trebuchet Group ... Read more

Looking for third-party litigation funding: what to consider?

Q & A with John Rossos , co-founder of BridgePoint Financial Services Inc . 1. Can you describe some of the circumstances that one would be looking for third-party ... Read more

Superior Court decision on costs 'key' for access to justice

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on costs in a personal injury matter has “massive implications” for legal cost protection providers such as BICO ... Read more

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